part of a coup plot, orchestrated by opposition candidate henrique capriles. >> (translated): the results were impeccable, they know it, the group that has so much hate within and that yesterday went crazy calling for violence for people in the street. i can announce here we have defeated a coupe but they are going to continue to destabilize. today i declare the coup defeated. >> sreenivasan: the official results from sunday's election showed maduro winning by 265,000 votes. opposition officials say their count shows that capriles won by more than 300,000 votes. a major earthquake struck southeastern iran today, killing dozens of people. the quake registered a magnitude of 7.7 and was centered near saravan, about 26 miles from the pakistani border. it flattened homes and killed at least 34 people on the pakistani side. in iran, state media initially reported at least 46 killed, but later, dropped any reference to deaths. in economic news, u.s. homebuilders started work on more than a million units in march, the most in nearly five years.